Echoes flies from the nest

Today is the day that my 11th book goes live. Echoes of Freedom Past: Reopening, Reclaiming and Restoring Liberty is a collection of my essays, blog posts and a short story about the subjects of freedom and tyranny, most of them from the past couple of years but also the 2008 chestnut “An election partyContinue reading “Echoes flies from the nest”

How to become Bruce

Listening to Bruce Springsteen read his autobiography Born to Run has, of course, gotten me listening to my Springsteen collection and thinking about how I’ve followed the guy ever since my old pal Ed told me about this amazing guy who played a concert at his college back in the early 1970s. The most powerfulContinue reading “How to become Bruce”

Now out there for pre-order

Now available for pre-order, my collection of thoughts on what ails “us,” where “us” is the folks who think they know better how our lives should be run. Echoes of Freedom Past: Reopening, Reclaiming and Restoring Liberty will start mounting the print-on-demand presses on June 21. Thoughts on the Bill of Rights, how they’ve beenContinue reading “Now out there for pre-order”

W.B.’s Book Report: DO Quit Your Day Job

I recently ripped through a book about writing called DO Quit Your Day Job by Christina F. York, a writer who tried to devote her newly earned retirement to the creative life, with mixed success. She has good things to say about making time in your day to create. (She is the one who foundContinue reading “W.B.’s Book Report: DO Quit Your Day Job”

Read any good books lately?

It’s about three years or so now since I first heard about Christopher Morley’s book The Haunted Bookshop. It’s a pleasant enough little thriller for 1919, but its main charm is the character Roger Mifflin, who owns the bookstore and is an evangelist for good, thoughtful books.  I heard about the book from a blogContinue reading “Read any good books lately?”

Restoring liberty

I mentioned a little while ago that “I’m putting the final tweaks on a collection of musings about this topic, you know, the topic about certain, unalienable rights and the unpleasant folks who fight tooth and nail to take those rights away.” At the time I was still wrestling with what to call the darnContinue reading “Restoring liberty”